Friday, January 14, 2011

Real Estate La Center Washington | Market Statistics and Trends December 2010

Real Estate La Center Washington, Market
Statistics for December 2010

La Center saw more real estate and homes going under contract and closed
sales.  Looking better than many other Clark County areas...

Early in December we logged into the MLS for Vancouver and La Center to obtain a quick snap-shot view of what happened with real estate and home sales within the confines of La Center, in Clark County Washington for December 2010. Here is what we have to report:
La Center Washington Real Estate Market Report by John Slocum & Kathryn Alexander REMAX Vancouver WA
From this quick view we see 3 more Pending transactions and Solds when compared to
November, as well as about eight month's supply of inventory available at the end of the month. This month the 3rd Party + Pre-Foreclosures + Foreclosures combined are about 43.9% of the Active homes listed (slightly above the Norm for the County), yet they represent 30.0% of the homes Sold this month (vs 100% in November).

The table below shows the key activity indicators for the past three months in La Center
(right-click your mouse when over this image and follow your browser's instructions
 to view larger size image):

La Center WA Real Estate Statistics and Trends


Key items we are looking for in a market turnaround are not just an increase in the number of transactions but, an increase in the "Normal Sales" category. County-wide we have seen a continued higher level in the number of 3rd Party + Bank Owned homes going Pending, relative to the total number of homes going pending. Are the banks becoming more pro-active in approving Short Sales? -- We believe that is the case, and will continue to watch and see...

The Chart Below compares La Center Washington Home Sale Prices and Trends with other nearby Towns: Brush Prairie, Battle Ground and Ridgefield Washington:

Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research www.altosresearch.com, and John Slocum and Kathryn Alexander of www.ClarkCountyExpert.com

From the above pricing chart, La Center Home Prices have clearly been improving most of this year with only a little softness then improvement at the end!

If you are looking to sell your home in La Center, Vancouver or another part of Clark County Washington in this challenging market time please call or e-mail us with the details of your situation and we'll customize a marketing plan to get your Clark County Home Sold!

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Definitions:
1) 3rd Party = the sales contract requires the approval of a third party; and includes Short-Sales, Trust Sales, Relocation Company sales, etc.
2) PreForeclosures = aka Short-Sales are homes where the lending bank(s) agrees to take less, allowing a sales transaction to take place.
3) Foreclosures = aka REO's and Bank Owned Homes, already Foreclosed by the Lender(s).
4) PENDING = listed homes that have been marked as under contract by the listing agent during the past 30 days.
5) SOLD = listed homes that have been marked as closed sales by the listing agent in the past 30 days. Note: some of these sold homes may have been "pending sales" for far more than 30 days!

Disclaimer: this information is drawn using custom search parameters from the predominant MLS system covering Vancouver Washington and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
Current Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Reports:
Previous Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Reports:

The above information was provided by John Slocum and Kathryn Alexander, recognized as one of the top teams at REMAX Vancouver WA. We hope you enjoy the information in our posts, including videos on real estate and Living in Vancouver Washington and the rest of Clark County.

Thinking of selling your home in this market? We have the insight and passion for selling homes to get you moving!

For Southwest Washington homes and Real Estate in Vancouver WA visit Real Estate Vancouver WA. If you have an immediate need to search the MLS for Vancouver WA please visit Vancouver WA Homes For Sale , and Homes For Sale in La Center WA.

If your interest is in foreclosures, pre-foreclosures (short-sale homes) and Bank Owned Homes in Vancouver WA we have a special search set up for you at Vancouver WA Bank Owned Homes For Sale.

Vancouver WA Real Estate: Visit ClarkCountyExpert.com to explore real estate in Vancouver Washington!

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Real Estate Ridgefield WA | Market Statistics and Trends for December 2010

Real Estate Ridgefield WA | Market Trends and Statistics December 2010

Fewer Ridgefield WA Real Estate sales with the colder weather and Holiday
Season...

Earlier in January we logged into the MLS for Vancouver and Ridgefield to obtain a quick snap-shot view of what happened during December with real estate and home sales within the confines of the Ridgefield zip code 98642, in Clark County Washington. Here is what we have to report:
Ridgefield Washington Real Estate Market Report by John Slocum & Kathryn Alexander REMAX Ridgefield WA
From this brief view we see a relatively small number of Pending transactions this month when compared to typical volume; as well as approximately eight (8) month's supply of inventory (based on Solds) available at the end of the month. This month the 3rd Party + Pre-Foreclosures + Foreclosures combined are about 23.0% of the Active Ridgefield homes listed for sale (much lower than the County Average), yet they represent about 50.0% of the homes going under contract (48.5% is the County Average in December).

Ridgefield WA was one of the hardest hit areas for distressed properties (foreclosures and short sales) and was hit early, and is now showing relatively comparable ratios of normal sales vs distressed property sales when compared to Clark County WA overall. With a possible bottoming of prices / values, now is one of the best times to purchase a property in Ridgefield!


The table below is the last 3 months of activity from the RMLS
(right-click on the image and follow your browser's instructions to see thefull-size image).

Ridgefield WA real estate market trends and statistics

The Chart Below compares Ridgefield Washington Home Sale Prices and Trends with other nearby Towns: Brush Prairie, Battle Ground and La Center Washington - right now the median home price in Ridgefield after a brief summer-time run-up,
a brief fall and is now showing signs of going up!:

Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research www.altosresearch.com, and John Slocum and Kathryn Alexander of www.ClarkCountyExpert.com

If you are looking to sell your home in Ridgefield, Vancouver or another part of Clark County Washington in this challenging market time please call or e-mail us with the details of your situation and we'll customize a marketing plan to get your Clark County Home Sold!

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Definitions:
1) 3rd Party = the sales contract requires the approval of a third party; and includes Short-Sales, Trust Sales, Relocation Company sales, etc.
2) PreForeclosures = aka Short-Sales are homes where the lending bank(s) agrees to take less, allowing a sales transaction to take place.
3) Foreclosures = aka REO's and Bank Owned Homes, already Foreclosed by the Lender(s).
4) PENDING = listed homes that have been marked as under contract by the listing agent during the past 30 days.
5) SOLD = listed homes that have been marked as closed sales by the listing agent in the past 30 days. Note: some of these sold homes may have been "pending sales" for far more than 30 days!

Disclaimer: this information is drawn using custom search parameters from the predominant MLS system covering Vancouver Washington and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
Current Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Reports:
Previous Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Reports:

The above information was provided by John Slocum and Kathryn Alexander, recognized as one of the top teams at REMAX Vancouver WA. We hope you enjoy the information in our posts, including videos on real estate and Living in Vancouver Washington and the rest of Clark County.

Thinking of selling your home in this market? We have the insight and passion for selling homes to get you moving!

For Southwest Washington homes and Real Estate in Vancouver WA visit Real Estate Vancouver WA. If you have an immediate need to search the MLS for Vancouver WA please visit Homes For Sale Vancouver WA , and Real Estate Ridgefield WA.

If your interest is in foreclosures, pre-foreclosures (short-sale homes) and Bank Owned Homes in Vancouver WA we have a special search set up for you at Bank Owned Homes Vancouver WA.


Vancouver WA Real Estate: Visit ClarkCountyExpert.com to explore real estate in Vancouver Washington!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Real Estate Washougal WA | Market Trends and Statistics December 2010

Real Estate Washougal Washington, Market Statistics and Trends for December 2010

Washougal Real Estate saw mixed results, with an increase in sales, with
more of them bank owned and short sales...

Early in January we logged into the MLS for Vancouver and Washougal to obtain a quick snap-shot view of what happened with Washougal WA Real Estate  market trends and statistics, in Clark County Washington 98671. Here is what we have to report:
Washougal WA Real Estate Market Report, December 2010, by John Slocum & Kathryn Alexander REMAX Washougal WA
From this quick view we see 11 More Pending transaction compared to last month, and approximately nine month's supply of inventory available at the end of the month. This month the 3rd Party + Pre-Foreclosures + Foreclosures combined are about 39.9% of the Active homes listed which is an increase from last month; yet they increased again to about 60.0% of the homes going under contract - which is a substantial number in our opinion.

As a community in Clark County, Washougal's real estate was hit harder with more of their newer subdivisions un-sold or sold with sub-prime loans towards the end of the last building boom. What we have been observing is been a reasonably strong absorption of those properties,
close to a "normal" overall level of Supply, and a good base-building phase of this recovery.

This next Table shows the sales activity for the past 3 months in
Washougal from the MLS (you may right-click on the image and follow
your browsers instructions to see the larger image):

Washougal Real Estate Market Treand and Statistics for December 2010

The Chart Below compares Washougal Washington Home Sale Prices and Trends with other nearby Towns: Camas and Vancouver Washington:

Washougal WA Real Estate and Homes Price Trend

The Price Trend for Washougal Homes and Real Estate suggests the market has been doing well with the absorption of the distressed properties.

If you are looking to sell your home in Washougal, Vancouver or another part of Clark County Washington in this challenging market time please call or e-mail us with the details of your situation and we'll customize a marketing plan to get your Clark County Home Sold!

Our Featured Neighborhood for Washougal this month is Homes for sale in Sunset Ridge.
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Definitions:
1) 3rd Party = the sales contract requires the approval of a third party; and includes Short-Sales, Trust Sales, Relocation Company sales, etc.
2) PreForeclosures = aka Short-Sales are homes where the lending bank(s) agrees to take less, allowing a sales transaction to take place.
3) Foreclosures = aka REO's and Bank Owned Homes, already Foreclosed by the Lender(s).
4) PENDING = listed homes that have been marked as under contract by the listing agent during the past 30 days.
5) SOLD = listed homes that have been marked as closed sales by the listing agent in the past 30 days. Note: some of these sold homes may have been "pending sales" for far more than 30 days!

Disclaimer: this information is drawn using custom search parameters from the predominant MLS system covering Vancouver Washington and is not guaranteed to be accurate.

Current Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Reports:

Previous Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Reports:

The above information was provided by John Slocum and Kathryn Alexander, recognized as one of the top teams at REMAX Vancouver WA. We hope you enjoy the information in our posts, including videos on real estate and Living in Washougal Washington and the rest of Clark County.

Thinking of selling your home in this market? We have the insight and passion for selling homes to get you moving!

For Southwest Washington homes and Real Estate in Vancouver WA visit Vancouver WA Real Estate. If you have an immediate need to search the MLS for Vancouver WA please visit Vancouver WA Homes For Sale .

If your interest is in foreclosures, pre-foreclosures (short-sale homes) and Bank Owned Homes in Vancouver Washington we have a special search set up for you at Bank Owned Homes Vancouver WA.

Vancouver WA Real Estate: Visit ClarkCountyExpert.com to explore real estate in Vancouver Washington!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Real Estate Battle Ground WA | Market Statistics for December 2010

Battle Ground Real Estate Market Activity Slowing Down for December 2010

Homes for Sale in Battle Ground Washington taking a break from the Holidays
and Cold Weather...

Earlier in January we checked in with the Battle Ground MLS to see what happened
with the real estate statistics and trends within the confines of the Battle Ground zip code 98604, for Battle Ground Homes For Sale in December. Here is what we have to report when we gathered the home sales information:
Battle Ground Washington Real Estate Market Report by John Slocum & Kathryn Alexander REMAX Battle Ground WA
From this quick view we seea modest decrease in the Total Active Inventory however,
unlike other areas nearby there is a slight decrease in the proportion of distressed properties. This month the 3rd Party + Pre-Foreclosures + Foreclosures combined are about 33.0% of the Active homes listed (a 1.2 point decrease from last month), and they represent about 54.5% of the homes going under contract (this item has jumped up from 40% from last month).
The table below is from the RMLS, showing the past 3 months of activity (you may
right-click on the image and follow your browser's instructions)

Market Statistics and Trends for Battle Ground December 2010
Key items we are looking for in a market turnaround are not just an increase in the number of transactions but, an increase in the non-Pre-Foreclosure / Foreclosure Sold category. In our opinion that ratio has taken another big jump owing to the third and hopefully final wave of foreclosures, in addition to most banks resuming foreclosures after the nation-wide scandal on faulty procedures.

The Chart Below compares Battle Ground Home Sale Prices (currently
steady price trend) and Trends with other nearby Towns: Brush Prairie, Ridgefield and La Center Washington:
Real Estate Battle Ground WA Market Price Chart for Year to date 2010

Clearly Battle Ground home sales prices have continued to be relatively stable for most of this year, while nearby Brush Prairie and Ridgefield have been struggling.

If you are looking to sell your home in Battle Ground, Vancouver or another part of Clark County Washington in this challenging market time please call or e-mail us with the details of your situation and we'll customize a marketing plan to get your Clark County Home Sold!

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Definitions:
1) 3rd Party = the sales contract requires the approval of a third party; and includes Short-Sales, Trust Sales, Relocation Company sales, etc.
2) PreForeclosures = aka Short-Sales are homes where the lending bank(s) agrees to take less, allowing a sales transaction to take place.
3) Foreclosures = aka REO's and Bank Owned Homes, already Foreclosed by the Lender(s).
4) PENDING = listed homes that have been marked as under contract by the listing agent during the past 30 days.
5) SOLD = listed homes that have been marked as closed sales by the listing agent in the past 30 days. Note: some of these sold homes may have been "pending sales" for far more than 30 days!
Disclaimer: this information is drawn using custom search parameters from the predominant MLS system covering Vancouver Washington and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
Current Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Reports:
Previous Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Reports:

The above information was provided by John Slocum and Kathryn Alexander, recognized as one of the top teams at Vancouver WA REMAX . We hope you enjoy the information in our posts, including videos on real estate and Homes for sale in Vancouver Washington and the rest of Clark County.

Thinking of selling your home in this market? We have the insight and passion for selling homes to get you moving!

For Southwest Washington homes and Real Estate in Vancouver WA visit Real Estate Vancouver WA. If your interest is in foreclosures, pre-foreclosures (short sale homes) ; and when looking for Bank Owned Homes in Vancouver Washington we have our website set up for you to easily search for each of these categories!
PS - Nobody sells more homes than RE/MAX. Look to the Alexander ~ Slocum Team
for your Vancouver WA real estate!
These are other popular recent searches on our website:

Camas WA Real Estate
Luxury Homes Vancouver WA
Vancouver WA Homes For Sale
Vancouver WA Homes for sale: Visit ClarkCountyExpert.com to explore real estate in Vancouver Washington!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Real Estate Camas WA | December 2010 Market Update

Camas WA Real Estate -- A Cool December.


With the Mortgage Interest Rates bumping up, along with the inclement weather and Holidays, pending home sales in Camas fell by more than half...

Earlier this month we've logged into the Camas MLS to identify what direction the real estate market is heading. Here are the statistics we have to report:
Camas WA Real Estate Market Report, including Camas USA Zip Code 98607 for December 2010 by John Slocum of REMAX Vancouver WA
From this quick look at the home sales action we see 12 fewer Active listings with the mix consistently weighted relative to the distressed property category levels at just under 1/3rd of the existing inventory. However, the distressed Pending Sales did remain at a high level of 50.0% (52.6% last month) . The number of Closed Sales was 8 more homes than last month. The BIG News is that Pending sales volume dropped by more than one-half to 18 homes!

The table below shows the RMLS market date for the transactions within the Camas City Limits (which has different results than the Camas zip code of 98607)
Camas Real Estate Market Data December 2010

The Chart Below compares current Camas Washington Home Sale Prices and Trends with other nearby Towns: Vancouver WA, Washougal and Portland Oregon:



From this quick review we see a strong upward "blip" in the Camas Home Sales Price starting in Spring 2010, which moderated downward and now leveling-to-drifting-lower. With the average Camas Home price generally higher than the Portland / Vancouver Metro area average, it is reasonable to expect a somewhat slower sales picture for this relatively small area.

If you are looking to purchase a home in Camas now is an excellent time! Camas is located on the north shore of the Columbia River and features a relatively mild climate and excellent economic base. Our featured neighborhood this month: Parker Estates Camas WA,

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Definitions:
1) 3rd Party = the sales contract requires the approval of a third party; and includes Short-Sales, Trust Sales, Relocation Company sales, etc.
2) Pre-Foreclosures = aka Short-Sales are homes where the lending bank(s) agrees to take less, allowing a sales transaction to take place.
3) Foreclosures = aka REO's and Bank Owned Homes, already Foreclosed by the Mortgage Lender(s).
4) PENDING = listed homes that have been marked as under contract by the listing agent during the past 30 days.
5) SOLD = listed homes that have been marked as closed sales by the listing agent in the past 30 days. Note: some of these sold homes may have been "pending sales" for far more than 30 days!

Disclaimer: this information is drawn using custom search parameters from the predominant MLS system covering Camas Washington deemed reliable but not guaranteed to be accurate.


Current Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Reports:
Previous Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Reports:


The above information was provided by John Slocum and Kathryn Alexander, recognized as one of the top teams at REMAX Camas WA . We hope you enjoy the information in our posts, including videos on real estate and Homes for sale in Camas Washington and the rest of Clark County.


Thinking of selling your home in this market? We have the insight and passion for selling homes to get you moving!

PS - Nobody sells more homes than RE/MAX. Look to the Alexander ~ Slocum Team
for your Camas WA real estate, Vancouver WA Real Estate and Vancouver WA Homes For Sale!
Vancouver WA Homes for sale: Visit ClarkCountyExpert.com to explore real estate in Vancouver Washington!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Real Estate Vancouver WA | Market Update for December 2010

Vancouver WA Homes For Sale --
December working through the Distressed Inventory.

Real Estate in Vancouver WA has had a couple of ups an downs for December 2010. This month the Pending sales decreased by 11 units (-5.2%) while the the Sold homes went up to 222 -- reflective of the busier November activity.

Of the stick-built houses and condos for sale that went pending in December, we saw both the Short Sales and the Bank Owned Homes segments capturing an ever larger percentage -- combined they were 61.0% of the total Pending Sales (54.0% last month). The foretold 3rd Wave of Distressed Properties, combined with slightly improved short-sale approval rates and resumed Bank-Owned sales is likely the reason for the increase in the pending sales category for this segment.

The chart below is a matrix representation of the highlights for homes for sale in Vancouver, WA
December 2010:
Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Report, including All Vancouver USA Zip Codes for December 2010 by John Slocum of REMAX Vancouver WA

The Chart below shows the current trend of home prices for Vancouver WA, compared to other Pacific Northwest cities of Seattle Washington, and Portland Oregon. - all cities are showing sliding prices, although the downward slope for Vancouver is not as steep as seen for Seattle and Portland. For home prices to start going up, we will typically first see a meaningful AND sustained increase in the number of homes purchased in both Vancouver and the other major Pacific Northwest cities. Although there had been modest increases in home buying activity for the early part of this year, we are continuing to see lower volume and softer prices
at the end of the year.




If you are looking to sell your home in Vancouver WA, and Clark County Washington in this challenging market time please call or e-mail us with the details of your situation and we'll customize a marketing plan to get your Clark County Home Sold!

Some of the major parts of town you may want to look for include Homes in Downtown Vancouver, The Heights Homes, Orchards Homes,Cascade Park Homes,Fishers Landing Homes For Sale, Evergreen Homes, Hazel Dell Homes For Sale , Felida Homes and Salmon Creek Homes.
The largest city in Clark County WA is Vancouver Washington. Other towns include: Amboy, Battle Ground, Brush Prairie, Camas, Ridgefield, Washougal, parts of Woodland and Yacolt.
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Definitions:
1) 3rd Party = the sales contract requires the approval of a third party; and includes Short-Sales, Trust Sales, Relocation Company sales, etc.
2) Pre-Foreclosures = aka Short-Sales are homes where the lending bank(s) agrees to take less, allowing a sales transaction to take place.
3) Foreclosures = aka REO's and Bank Owned Homes, already Foreclosed by the Lender(s).
4) PENDING = listed homes that have been marked as under contract by the listing agent during the past 30 days.
5) SOLD = listed homes that have been marked as closed sales by the listing agent in the past 30 days. Note: some of these sold homes may have been "pending sales" for far more than 30 days!

Disclaimer: this information is drawn using custom search parameters from the predominant MLS system covering Vancouver Washington and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
Current Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Reports:
Previous Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Reports:

The above information was provided by John Slocum and Kathryn Alexander, recognized as one of the top teams at Vancouver WA REMAX . We hope you enjoy the information in our posts, including videos on real estate and Homes for sale in Vancouver Washington and the rest of Clark County.

Thinking of selling your home in this
challenging market? We have the passion and insight for selling homes to get you moving!

For Southwest Washington homes and Real Estate in Vancouver WA visit
Vancouver WA Real Estate. If your interest is in foreclosures, pre-foreclosures (short sale homes) ; and when looking for Bank Owned Homes in Vancouver Washington we have our website set up for you to easily search for each of these categories!
PS - Nobody sells more homes than RE/MAX. Look to the Alexander ~ Slocum Team
for your Vancouver WA real estate!
These are other popular recent searches on our website:

Camas WA Real Estate

Luxury Homes Vancouver WA
Vancouver WA Homes for sale: Visit ClarkCountyExpert.com to explore real estate in Vancouver Washington!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Real Estate in Vancouver WA and Clark County | Market Update December 2010

Homes For Sale in Vancouver and Clark County and The Year Finish.


Clark County and Vancouver WA real estate has shown another month with increased sales, which we see in part as the growing confidence in the US Economy along with the excellent combination of favorable home prices and also favorable, although increasing mortgage interest rates. We are using the Vancouver MLS (covers Clark County Washington also) to obtain a quick snap-shot view of what happened real estate wise within the confines of Clark County Washington (Vancouver USA is the largest community) for the month of November. Here is the condensed version we have compiled from Vancouver MLS data:
Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Report, including Clark County WA for November 2010 by John Slocum of REMAX Vancouver WA
While the level of Active homes is showing some reduction, the volume of Pending Sales perked up even more!

Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Trends for December 2010, John Slocum Realtor Broker Agent with REMAX Vancouver WA

From this quick view we have just 9.5 months inventory, which is a great improvement in the supply of Vancouver WA homes for sale . However, when we exclude active listings where the home was built prior to 2010, the number goes down further (a good thing)!

For this month the Average Sold price is $227,789 which is down 7.96% from the prior month; while the Median Sales Price move up from $209,276 to $200,000. Both of these pricing indicators are typical for the soft sales at the end of the year for the Vancouver real estate market.

Key items we are looking for the Clark County market turnaround are not just an increase in the number of transactions and firming-prices but, an increase in the "Normal Sale" (i.e., non-Pre-Foreclosure / Foreclosure) Category. In our opinion with about 48.5% of the Pending status homes being 3rd party or Foreclosure transactions (a decrease from last month), we may actually be seeing a positive trend -- with short-sale lenders improving their Approval Rates for short sale offers! Prices have been relatively flat, with some up and down, which is a typical sign of base-building.

If you are looking to sell your home in Vancouver WA, and Clark County Washington in this challenging market time please call or e-mail us with the details of your situation and we'll customize a marketing plan to get your Clark County Home Sold!
The largest city in Clark County WA is Vancouver Washington. Other towns include: Amboy, Battle Ground, Brush Prairie, Camas, Ridgefield, Washougal, parts of Woodland and Yacolt.
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Definitions:
1) 3rd Party = the sales contract requires the approval of a third party; and includes Short-Sales, Trust Sales, Relocation Company sales, etc.
2) Pre-Foreclosures = aka Short-Sales are homes where the lending bank(s) agrees to take less, allowing a sales transaction to take place.
3) Foreclosures = aka REO's and Bank Owned Homes, already Foreclosed by the Lender(s).
4) PENDING = listed homes that have been marked as under contract by the listing agent during the past 30 days.
5) SOLD = listed homes that have been marked as closed sales by the listing agent in the past 30 days. Note: some of these sold homes may have been "pending sales" for far more than 30 days!

Disclaimer: this information is drawn using custom search parameters from the predominant MLS system covering Vancouver Washington and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
Current Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Reports:
Previous Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Reports:

The above information was provided by John Slocum and Kathryn Alexander, recognized as one of the top teams at REMAX Vancouver WA. We hope you enjoy the information in our posts, including videos on real estate and Homes for sale in Vancouver Washington and the rest of Clark County.

Thinking of selling your home in this market? We have the insight and passion for selling homes to get you moving!

Visit our website to learn more about Vancouver Washington, Camas real estate or Battle Ground real estate.



PS - Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX. Look to John Slocum and Kathryn Alexander for Vancouver WA Homes For Sale

Vancouver WA Homes for sale: Visit ClarkCountyExpert.com to explore real estate in Vancouver Washington!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Real Estate La Center Washington | Market Report for November 2010

Real Estate La Center Washington, Market Activity November 2010


Early in December we logged into the MLS for Vancouver and La Center to obtain a quick snap-shot view of what happened with real estate and home sales within the confines of La Center, in Clark County Washington for November 2010. Here is what we have to report:


La Center Washington Real Estate Market Report by John Slocum & Kathryn Alexander REMAX Vancouver WA
From this quick view we see 3 more Pending transactions when compared to the Sold Homes, as well as about a year's supply (maybe slightly less) of inventory available at the end of the month. This month the 3rd Party + Pre-Foreclosures + Foreclosures combined are about 42.2% of the Active homes listed (about the Norm for the County), yet they represent  100% of the homes Sold this month

Key items we are looking for in a market turnaround are not just an increase in the number of transactions but, an increase in the "Normal Sales" category. County-wide we have seen a continued higher level in the number of 3rd Party + Bank Owned homes going Pending, relative to the total number of homes going pending. Are the banks becoming more pro-active in approving Short Sales? -- We believe that is the case, and will continue to watch and see...

The Chart Below compares La Center Washington Home Sale Prices and Trends with other nearby Towns: Brush Prairie, Battle Ground and Ridgefield Washington:

Real Estate Market Chart by Altos Research www.altosresearch.com, and John Slocum and Kathryn Alexander of www.ClarkCountyExpert.com

From the above pricing chart, La Center Home Prices have clearly been improving most of this year with only a little softness at the end!

If you are looking to sell your home in La Center, Vancouver or another part of Clark County Washington in this challenging market time please call or e-mail us with the details of your situation and we'll customize a marketing plan to get your Clark County Home Sold!

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Definitions:
1) 3rd Party = the sales contract requires the approval of a third party; and includes Short-Sales, Trust Sales, Relocation Company sales, etc.
2) PreForeclosures = aka Short-Sales are homes where the lending bank(s) agrees to take less, allowing a sales transaction to take place.
3) Foreclosures = aka REO's and Bank Owned Homes, already Foreclosed by the Lender(s).
4) PENDING = listed homes that have been marked as under contract by the listing agent during the past 30 days.
5) SOLD = listed homes that have been marked as closed sales by the listing agent in the past 30 days. Note: some of these sold homes may have been "pending sales" for far more than 30 days!

Disclaimer: this information is drawn using custom search parameters from the predominant MLS system covering Vancouver Washington and is not guaranteed to be accurate.
Current Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Reports:
Previous Vancouver WA Real Estate Market Reports:

The above information was provided by John Slocum and Kathryn Alexander, recognized as one of the top teams at REMAX Vancouver WA. We hope you enjoy the information in our posts, including videos on real estate and Living in Vancouver Washington and the rest of Clark County.

Thinking of selling your home in this market? We have the insight and passion for selling homes to get you moving!

For Southwest Washington homes and Real Estate in Vancouver WA visit Vancouver WA Real Estate. If you have an immediate need to search the MLS for Vancouver WA please visit Homes For Sale Vancouver WA , and Homes For Sale in La Center WA.

If your interest is in foreclosures, pre-foreclosures (short-sale homes) and Bank Owned Homes in Vancouver WA we have a special search set up for you at Vancouver WA Bank Owned Homes For Sale.

Vancouver